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2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

 

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New Year,  New Thread, cheers to Year 10 of the  of the No/Low Buy Thread 🥂🥂

       

This thread was initially created by the amazing @lnum and this is how she described the purpose of this challenge: 

 

This thread is a support system for all of us who are trying to maintain a budget and keep our beauty spending limited. Post here when you have a weak moment, post here to hold yourself accountable, post here when you just need someone to talk to, post here when you have advice for all of us, and post here when you make mistakes but also make gains! Many of us post here to keep track of our monthly purchases. Anything you need to say, we are all here for each other. There's no judgement here.

Feel free to share your goals, items that tempt you, missteps (we don't believe in failures), and any successes.  Above all else, encourage and support one another.

 

Some 2016 insights from lnum:

 

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Welcome to Year 3!

 

My motto for this thread is that I strongly believe, even on a budget, you can have the things you want that make you happy without feeling like you're limiting yourself. 

 

This thread is a support system for all of us who are trying to maintain a budget and keep our beauty spending limited. Post here when you have a weak moment, post here to hold yourself accountable, post here when you just need someone to talk to, post here when you have advice for all of us, and post here when you make mistakes but also make gains! Many of us post here to keep track of our monthly purchases. Anything you need to say, we are all here for each other. There's no judgement here.

 

I am so excited to spend another year with you all. If it wasn't for the first two years of this thread, I would never have been able to cut down my beauty spending. My goal for this year is to maintain low spending on beauty, and cut down my clothing purchases. I will be funneling that money into traveling, which is what I have done in the past and it's a great goal that truly motivates me. 

 

I'm still so proud of everyone for making it through 2015 and 2016, limiting ourselves in the beauty product area in order to improve our lives in other areas. We all did great and here's to another year of learning and saving!

Interested in Past Threads? Check here:

 

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Other Challenges/Threads that May Help You/Your Spending Goals

 

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Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Low Buy Goals

 

Helpful Strategy’s

Reflection

Making a List- of what’s in stock in my stash (I sometimes forget that I have multiple things of each)

Taking a deeper look at which products were not a good fit and why

Utilizing a question Checklist to prioritize what I need

Time Frame Goal

 

I’ve currently had some challenges implementing low buy, I plan to utilize these skills

 

Any tips for redirection to shopping the stash would be much appreciated!

 

Thank you so much for this wonderful thread, really opens up a lot of good ways of being mindful!

❤️🫶

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@peculiarzmakeup I've been failing miserably 😬

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

It’s so super difficult a couple things get me offers, points multipliers and hearing about new products  and being inspired by everyone on here that’s more then a couple but right?! I always try to keep this thread in mind, I’m right there with you 💕💕🫶 @lmaster 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I think I'm going to make a new "no buy" date lol @peculiarzmakeup after the next sale 🤦

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Same 😂🫶 it’s so relatable that’s for sure ❤️ @lmaster 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

I absolutely love and appreciate this thread! It’s so great too see others ideas and mentions of what is beneficial.  

When I buy especially if a product is gonna be a rebuy I usually buy two without realizing there is a longer time span for the first one to run out. 

I am now waiting until there is 25% left of the product before restocking. 

another strategy I’ve been finding helpful is giving myself time to explore each product and recognize its usefulness in my routine. 

These have been useful for being mindful about what I need to add, what can wait, and helps give more time to plan 🫶💕 

 

 

 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

@peculiarzmakeup great strategy 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you so much! I really enjoy thinking it out and planning it’s super neat @CorgiMommy 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

It has been 3 weeks since I have placed an order for any form of beauty product. Hope to keep the momentum going.

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Amazing work! This is great to hear 🫶 @Loretta55 

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you very much @peculiarzmakeup. I’m trying to remain focused.

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

WOW @Loretta55 three weeks! Congrats 👏 👏 👏 

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Thank you very much @jaaayp

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

That's amazing!! @Loretta55 so proud of your strength 💪

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Thank you very much @lmaster. I’m trying to remind myself that I really don’t need anything. I just look at my stash and try to figure out what I have that can possibly dupe what I’m looking for.

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@Loretta55 yes, that's a great idea! Our own stashes are worthy 💓

Re: 2024 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD

Yay @Loretta55 !  I went to order some of the Lawless GMA deals and fortunately that sale was over.

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Nice going @Loretta55 🥂

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Thank you very much @danielledanielle. I avoided temptation the other day when Lawless Beauty was featured on GMA Deals. I reminded myself that I have not been happy with the pigmentation of the LAWLESS Forget the Filler Lip-Plumping Line-Smoothing Tinted Lip Balm . The other thing that is tempting me is that Charlotte Tilbury direct has a deal that with a $100.00 purchase you get a free Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Cream Bronzer for free. I truly don’t need anything. I am trying to be strong.

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Do you guys have those days where you wake up thinking, I really want to buy X today? 

 

Today, for me, it's buying from Dior direct.

 

I woke up at 7am thinking about it and it's 7pm now. In effort to avoid shopping online, I'm going to be turning on Hulu to watch Taken and eat a whole box of cookies. 

 

Low/no buy 15, here I come.

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